True Transformation: Overcoming the Effects of Stress

Welcome to my first video blog (VLOG!)
I am sharing my experience with the effects of stress and how I have overcome the havoc it created in my body. The solutions might not be what you think….and so I want to help others become aware of possible causes and solutions that could be vital in your own challenges and future transformation.

Also, please keep in mind that by no means is my weight or size the focus of my mindset or main priority. I value my health, both emotional and physical, and the outward appearance is only a symptom of what was going on inside – it is not the most important part of the story. I don’t really like sharing photos of myself because we don’t need to compare ourselves this way, but for my purposes here I wanted to share the changes that had taken place to show that there is more to the story than just more dieting and exercise.

You can get all the details about my symptoms and how I healed in my next post here: What I did to heal my adrenal fatigue & reverse weight gain

Comeback Collage

Pic #1 was taken shortly after I opened my studio. I was quite pleased with my figure at this point, and I felt good. My goal was to keep progressing with building muscle and maintaining my effective nutrition habits and lifestyle of health.

Pic #2 was after a year and a half of the stress piling on, and at the peak of my “breakdown”. I made the decision to close the studio on April 1. I didn’t recognize myself any more – my weight gain was not a result of over-eating, but major hormonal dysfunction stemming from the impact of stress.

Pic #3 was taken this week, after 7-8 months of working with my Naturopathic Doctor to heal the physiological roots of all this, and me focusing on rest and nourishment for my body and mind. No special diet or exercise regime, just re-gaining of my health. I have lost some muscle in the process, but my hormones are now happy and my weight is returning to normal naturally.

 

You can get all the details about my symptoms and how I healed in my next post here: What I did to heal my adrenal fatigue & reverse weight gain